First Workshop on Containers 2015 (WoC)     


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WoC: First International Workshop on Container Technologies and Container Clouds -- 2015

March 9-13, 2015, Tempe, AZ, USA

Inconjunction with IEEE International Conference on Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E 2015)

 News: See final agenda below...

Lightweight Operating System Containers like Docker are creating storms in the Cloud. They are likely to transform the computing industry as we know in the next few years. This first workshop on container technology and container cloud invites papers and demo’s on fundamentals of containers, their use in various commercial and scientific fields, and on the container deployment and orchestration technologies to enable container cloud platforms. We solicit papers from academia, industry partners and practitioners to join the discuss on containers and to bring their ideas to bridge the gap between containers and what it would take to make them the engines of next generation cloud computing.

Topics of interested include but are not limited to:

  • Fundamental issues with Containers
  • Operating system extensions to enable flexible containers
  • Container Secuirty, Isolation and Performance
  • Convergence of fields like HPC, Big Data, and Cloud using Containers
  • Containers vs Virtual Machines
  • Workloads levearging Containers
  • Orchestration Technologies for Containers
  • Hardware exploitation for Containers and Containerized Workloads
  • New Programming Models Enabled by Containers
  • ...

Key Dates:

  • Submission Deadline: Jan 15, 2014
  • Author Notification: Jan 25, 2014
  • Camera-ready Deadline: Feb 1, 2014

Organizers and Program Committee:

  • PC Chair: Seetharami R. Seelam, IBM T. J. Watson Research
  • Publicity Chair: I-Hsin Chung, IBM T. J. Watson Research
  • Ming Zhao, Florida International University
  • Che-Rung Lee, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
  • Wei Tang, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Paolo Dettori, IBM T. J. Watson Research
  • Michela Taufer, University of Delaware
  • Dorian Arnold, Univeristy of New Mexico
  • Lakshminaraya Renganarayana, Symantec 
  • Winnie Cheng, Bankrate



Since this is a rapid evolving field, we are accepting papers and presentations in multiple formats. Perspective authors and presenters can send their proposal as a technical paper, as a 1-2 page abstract, or aset a set presentation slides. We want to make this venue accessible both for academic work as well as for industry participants so we encourage experience reports for presentation. The presentation material will be available on this site during and after the workshop as well as via IEEEExplore. Please send your submissions to We appreciate your interest in this important field.



 Location: ASU Tempe Campus, Coor Hall, L1-195 


Past, Present and Future of Containers  -- Tycho Andersen, Canonical




Roberto Morabito, Jimmy Kjällman and Miika Komu. Hypervisors vs. Lightweight Virtualization: a Performance Comparison


Wubin Li. Comparing Containers versus Virtual Machines for Achieving High Availability



Judicael A. Zounmevo, Swann Perarnau, Kamil Iskra, Kazutomo Yoshii, Roberto Gioiosa, Brian C. Van Essen, Maya B. Gokhale and Edgar A. Leon. A Container-Based Approach to OS Specialization for Exascale Computing



Ivo Jimenez, Carlos Maltzahn, Adam Moody, Kathryn Mohror, Jay Lofstead, Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau and Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau. The Role of Container Technology in Reproducible Computer Systems Research.




Malgorzata Steinder: Challenges and opportunities in developing container clouds: Lessons learned from IBM Container Service


Wolfgang Gerlach. Container Orchestration for Scientific Workflows




Vinod Muthusamy, Aleksander Slominski and Rania Khalaf. Building multi-tenant cloud service from legacy code with Docker containers.


Rui Zhang. Finding the Big Data Sweet Spot: Towards Automatic Configuration of Hadoop Clusters on Docker Containers


Luiz Angelo Steffenel. Efficient Prototyping of Fault Tolerant Map-Reduce Applications with Docker-Hadoop




Panel discussion co-located with Future PaaS workshop

PaaS and Containers, do they compete or complement each other?

James Bayer (Pivotal), Chandra Krintz (UCSB), Tycho Andersen (Canonical), Seetharami Seelam (IBM), and Han Chen (Moderator, IBM)